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Fake Lacewood Patch

At my June pursemaking class at the Woodturning School in Damariscotta, Maine, pursemaker Ann Prescott encountered a large void on the back of the cherrywood handbag she was turning.
She had designed the front of the bag with a large lacewood medallion inset, and decided to try to match her fix for the void on the back of the bag with the lacewood inset on the front of the bag.
Ann hollowed out the large void, and then stuffed the hole with layers of cherrywood sawdust, CA glue, and toothpicks, arranged at angles to replicate the rays of the lacewood.
When the patch had fully hardened, she turned the bag again. The result: a handsome cherrywood handbag with a lacewood medallion on the front and a good-looking fake lacewood patch on the back. Nice work!
 ~ Denise DeRose
Oakland, CA

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